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Written by Monte Hamilton   
Thursday, 03 May 2007

Tour of the Gila Silver City, NM - Stage 2 

Defending Tour of the Gila champion Chris Baldwin of the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team moved into second place on Stage 2 with a third-place finish on the Silver City to Mogollon Road Race.

Baldwin finished 35 seconds behind the stage winner, Hernan Munoz (P&S Halco Hermosillo) while overall race leader Nathan O?Neil (Health Net presented by Maxxis) retained the pink leader?s jersey by finishing 10 seconds behind Munoz.

Four riders from Toyota-United are now among the top 12 on the overall classification: Burke Swindlehurst is eighth (3:45 behind), Justin England is 10th (3:56 behind) and Stefano Barberi is 11th (4:03 behind).

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Chris Baldwin finishes alone, 35 seconds behind the stage winner, to climb from third to second in the overall standings.  The effort of spending nearly the entire day in a breakaway shows on the face of Ivan Stevic (left) as he is congratulated for his efforts by teammate Baldwin. 
photo © Tom Spross  Photo © Tom Spross 

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